July 12, 2011
Charm Communications Wins Zhongpin Inc.’s Brand and Communications Account
BEIJING, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Charm Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRM), a leading advertising agency in China, announced today it has won Zhongpin Inc.'s brand and communications account.
Zhongpin, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOGS) is a meat and food processing company that specializes in pork and pork products, and fruits and vegetables in China. The company is a leading enterprise in developing nationally-recognized, high-quality meats and food products through a brand image that appeals to the new, Chinese middle-class lifestyle. The company was ranked the sixth largest producer in the national meat industry in terms of revenue in 2005. Its customers include Wal-Mart, Metro, KFC, Carrefour, and McDonalds.
"Zhongpin is one of the leading companies in China's food industry, and we are very excited to use our expertise to help bolster Zhongpin's brand in the market," said He Dang, the Chairman, founder and CEO of Charm. "While the overall market demand for consumer products remains robust, we are also witnessing increasing levels of sophistication from consumers in China. As a result, more and more domestic consumer product companies are realizing the importance of branding. Charm is well-positioned to help these domestic advertisers to enhance and upgrade their brands."
Charm Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRM) is a leading advertising agency in China. Charm operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Under the Charm Advertising and Charm Interactive brands, Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing advertising campaigns to creating and placing advertisements. Under the Shangxing Media brand, Charm has established a portfolio of television advertising media resources through its exclusive arrangements with premium national television channels, which include not only advertising time but also opportunities for placing branded content. Charm's clients include well-recognized brand names in China across many industries, as well as emerging domestic leading brands. In January 2010, Charm formed a consolidated joint venture with international 4A advertising group Aegis Media, its strategic investor, to operate its brand "Vizeum" in China. In October 2010, Charm also entered into agreement to establish a joint venture with Wasu Digital Group to operate all advertising-related businesses across Wasu's IPTV, 3G mobile TV and broadband TV network platforms. For more information please go to http://ir.charmgroup.cn.
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